Colorado Preservation, Inc. Awards

Dana Crawford and State Honor Awards Celebration

Each year, Colorado Preservation, Inc. (CPI) recognizes the efforts of individuals, organizations, public agencies, and businesses from across the state of Colorado, whose work demonstrates excellence in historic preservation. The evening’s namesake, Dana Crawford, is a pioneer in saving historic buildings that were viewed as derelict eyesores and in proving that their restoration makes economic sense. Accomplishments are recognized in the areas of:

  • Preservation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Stewardship
  • Preservation leadership
  • Philanthropy

Any individual, organization, public agency, or business involved in preservation in Colorado are eligible to receive a State Honor Award.
The CPI staff and Board of Directors hope to finalize the 2019 recipients in September 2018.

The 28th Annual Dana Crawford and State Honor Awards Celebration
took place on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at the Seawall Ballroom in Denver.

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Click here to learn more about the 2018 awardees and event. Thank you to our event sponsors! These organizations and individuals make a big difference for what CPI is able to accomplish!

To learn more about past awards events and the archive, click here.

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Featured Project

Preservation for a Changing Colorado

The 2017 update, Preservation for a Changing Colorado, resulted from a partnership between Colorado Preservation and History Colorado and Colorado Preservation, Inc. Prepared by Clarion Associates, the new report and accompanying website document the economic benefits of rehabilitation projects, analyzes property values and neighborhood stability in local historic districts, and summarizes the increasing impact of heritage tourism, private preservation development and the success of Colorado’s Main Street program. In a key finding, researchers found that for every $1 million spent on historic preservation in Colorado leads to $1.03 million in additional spending, 14 new jobs, and $636,700 in increased household incomes across the state! The 2017 report also considers the important role preservation plays in helping Coloradans provide new spaces for creative communities and co-working, create and sustain meaningful places, respond to the state’s changing demographics, and address climate concerns. Click Here to see the full report, "Preservation for a Changing Colorado".

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